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Best football adverts
25 June 2019
Joga bonito! Airports! Cages! Watching back these televisual treats will have you misty-eyed for more in no time...
Frank Lampard Chelsea manager
25 June 2019
The Chelsea great is gambling with his legacy by returning to Stamford Bridge. As Alex Hess writes, more accomplished managers than him have been discarded in recent years
Hazard Madrid quiz
25 June 2019
Transfer fees are scrutinised almost as much as football results – but who do Transfermarkt rank as the 50 most high-value footballers on the planet?
Premier League new ball
25 June 2019
Yes, everybody plays everybody – but they all want that beloved momentum. And here’s how likely each side is to get it early on…
Championship 2019/20
25 June 2019
Why Frank Lampard should get out of Derby while he can, how Sheffield Wednesday could find themselves top – and when Leeds need to avoid burnout
Armando Izzo
25 June 2019
Can Unai Emery really accept another season of appalling positioning and galling gaffes? Probably not – so here’s who he could get in to remedy it
Chukwueze Nigeria
24 June 2019
​More scouts, agents and Premier League club representatives than ever are watching proceedings unfold in Egypt – all looking for the next big star
Rafael Benitez Newcastle
24 June 2019
It’s the news Magpies have been dreading: Rafa is off. So what to do when all that remains is apathy?
Fever Pitch film
24 June 2019
Everyone knows that Pele's 'Escape To Victory' character hails from Trinidad, don't they? Here's Richard Luck with that and more...
Vincent Janssen Tottenham
24 June 2019
Sometimes, it’s just time to go: from those who’ve outstayed their welcome to others who’ve simply outgrown their humble surroundings
Lionel Messi Argentina celebrates
24 June 2019
Little Leo has always been better for Barcelona than the national side – but he’s still not half bad...
VAR
24 June 2019
Did we really expect that such a big change could be introduced seamlessly? The positive potential of video replays still outweigh the negatives, argues Tom Hancock